So yesterday I was a food monster. I ate an unreasonable amount of pasta and other snacks and now today I feel a little puffy. In this last week before the race I am going to focus on eating right. Today is salad day for sure. There is a baked falafel salad on offer at a place near by that is calling to me.
I don’t believe in beating myself up for food choices. I don’t feel guilty about eating things I enjoy and if I do I try to shut that shit down. I love food and sometimes you just need to chow down but I don’t like feeling sluggish and puffy after all the cheese and salt and carbs and sugar. It’s only when I am just scarfing mindlessly on autopilot like a ninja turtle rather than actually enjoying my food that I feel bad about it. I don’t feel bad about it today, but I do feel like this will be a good week to put more thought into what I am consuming.
As a reminder, I am running the Rock n’ Roll Brooklyn half-marathon for a cause! (You think I’m doing this for my health?) Each day I’ve included this information and links in my post so that I might garner a few more donations to help St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to save a few more young lives. Recently I’ve seen some new donations (THANK YOU!!) and we are soooo close to the new goal of $850 maybe we could even make it to an even $900 by race day?!? So even if you only have $1 to spare, every little bit helps and I hope you will throw a few dollars this way.
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Here is some information about St. Jude’s and the impact your donations make. Your donations are appreciated! Please donate to this wonderful cause here!
Donations make a difference
Every dollar donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital counts! Take a look at some of the possibilities that your effort could provide to the kids and families of St. Jude.
Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50
These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.
Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.
Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75
St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.
Creative Toys: $100
Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.
Delicious Meals: $210
St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.
One Day of Oxygen: $447
Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.
Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700
These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.
Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 Average
For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.